Resources For Combating Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault (TITLE IX)
Under the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance is prohibited. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights defines sexual harassment as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as sexual assault or acts of sexual violence. Harassing conduct creates a “hostile environment” when sufficiently severe or pervasive to limit a student’s ability to participate in educational activities.
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence, or stalking you should immediately contact one of The Graduate Center officials listed below so they can investigate the allegation and take prompt and effective steps to end the harassment or violence:
Campus Title IX Coordinator/Compliance & Diversity Officer: Jessica Morak, Room 7301, 212-817-7101
Campus Director of Public Safety: John Flaherty, Room 9117, 212-817-7761
Vice President for Student Affairs: Matthew Schoengood, Room 7301, 212-817-7400